By Request

By Catherine Kekoa Enomoto

Wednesday, October 30, 1996

Hens game for sauces

CLIFF Chow of Manoa asks if the Rock Cornish game hen is a chicken or other bird.

The Rock Cornish hen, or Rock Cornish game hen, is a hybrid of English Cornish game cocks and white Plymouth Rock chickens.

The tender birds have little fat and maximum white meat. They take to bastings, sauces and marinades, such as this Indian styling.

Indian Game Hens

2 large cloves garlic
1 small onion, quartered
1-1/4 inch slice fresh ginger
2 cups nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon paprika
4 Cornish hens (each 1 pound), halved, skinned and fat removed.

Machine puree garlic, onion and ginger. Add yogurt, spices, Worcestershire sauce, juices and paprika and process just to blend.

Score hens' breasts and legs with a knife. Marinate hens in yogurt mixture in refrigerator a few hours or overnight.

Remove birds from marinade; discard marinade. Grill or broil hens 15 minutes on each side or until brown. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings, 1/2 hen each.

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 225 calories, 9 grams fat, 100 milligrams cholesterol, 120 milligrams sodium.*

Asterisk (*) after nutritional analyses in the Body & Soul section indicates calculations by Joannie Dobbs of Exploring New Concepts, a nutritional consulting firm.

Send queries along with name and phone number to: By Request, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Food Section, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or send e-mail to

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